FAQ - Slimming Center

CoolSculpting

Most frequent questions and answers

The BTL Vanquish ME treatment is ideal for healthy patients that that have moderately sized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

The procedure is not intended for weight loss or a substitute for liposuction.

Please consult the BTL Vanquish ME Operator’s Manual / User’s Maniual for a complete listing of contraindications.

The CoolSculpting® treatment is not for everyone. You should not have it done if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss treatment. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if CoolSculpting® is right for you.

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.

CoolSculpting® has been cleared by the FDA to effectively treat nine different areas of the body (see the FDA cleared areas below). Clinical trials have demonstrated CoolSculpting® to be safe and effective in reducing fat in certain areas.

CoolSculpting® has been cleared by the FDA to effectively treat nine different areas of the body (see the FDA cleared areas below). Clinical trials have demonstrated CoolSculpting® to be safe and effective in reducing fat in certain areas.

Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. Paradoxical hyperplasia (visibly enlarged tissue volume in the treated area) may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if CoolSculpting® is right for you.

Accent Ultra

Most frequent questions and answers

Accent Ultra is a non-invasive, state-of-the-art platform for face & body contouring and aesthetic enhancement.
Using the power of combined technologies, Accent Prime offers customized treatments for facial and body contouring, skin tightening, cellulite reduction, skin rejuvenation that reveal your natural beauty contours- with visible, reliable, lasting results.
Accent Prime offers the UltraSpeed, a pioneering device of an extra-large applicator plate, which significantly reduces treatment time to approximately 20 min.

Accent Ultra is safe and effective with no side effects or downtime. You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.

Gradual heating and an integrated cooling system prevent pain and a more comfortable treatment. There is no downtime. Patients may return to their normal activities post treatment.

That depends on the indication, the area of treatment and the patient’s individual profile. Treatment can take between 30 minutes to an hour.

There is no downtime.

You should be able to resume your normal activities right after the treatment.

Exilis

Most frequent questions and answers

Exilis is a  non-invasive treatment that uses focused high frequency technology. It firms sagging skin, reduces wrinkles and eliminates fat with no surgery and no downtime. Its ability to target problem areas with a combination of heating and cooling to keep patients comfortable makes Exilis as a preferred slimming treatment.

Exilis sessions are performed in the comfort and privacy of our Franklin, TN offices near Cool Springs Mall. During Exilis sessions, the Exilis device is guided over the treatment area. Patients feel a warming sensation as the energy is delivered to the deeper layers of skin. The ability to focus on specific areas at the targeted depth of penetration makes Exilis a highly effective aesthetic solution. The Exilis device’s ability to heat deep tissue while monitoring the skin’s temperature facilitates a comfortable, even treatment. To favorably influence the upper skin layers, only controlled heating is engaged to redefine loose skin and smooth wrinkles. Thus, the Exilis causes the collagen supporting tissue to remodel, thereby stimulating and strengthening the collagen network to improve skin laxity and texture.

Exilis has been tested in clinical studies and proven to be safe and effective. It has been cleared by the FDA in the U.S. for use in dermatologic and aesthetic procedures with indications for non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids.

The total treatment time should NOT exceed 45 minutes with the Cor applicator and should not exceed 30 minutes with the Flex applicator (each thigh).

There have been no significant side effects reported with Exilis treatment.

Exilis offers cosmetic improvement without surgery and is recommended for any patient between the ages of 25 and 70+ who desires cosmetic improvement, particularly those areas that show the signs of aging, unhealthy life style and have not responded to other treatment options. A free consultation in our offices near Cool Springs in Franklin will determine if Exilis is right for you!

Exilis 360 Ultra

Most frequent questions and answers

Exilis Ultra 360 Face is the first and only non-invasive treatment that utilizes high powered ultrasound and RF energy to give superior facial skin tightening, contouring and wrinkle reduction.

Exilis sessions are performed in the comfort and privacy of our Franklin, TN offices near Cool Springs Mall. During Exilis sessions, the Exilis device is guided over the treatment area. Patients feel a warming sensation as the energy is delivered to the deeper layers of skin. The ability to focus on specific areas at the targeted depth of penetration makes Exilis a highly effective aesthetic solution. The Exilis device’s ability to heat deep tissue while monitoring the skin’s temperature facilitates a comfortable, even treatment. To favorably influence the upper skin layers, only controlled heating is engaged to redefine loose skin and smooth wrinkles. Thus, the Exilis causes the collagen supporting tissue to remodel, thereby stimulating and strengthening the collagen network to improve skin laxity and texture.

Each treatment of a specific area takes about 30 minutes.

There have been no significant side effects reported with Exilis treatment.

Exilis Ultra 360 is ideal for any patient between the ages of 21 and 70+ looking for cosmetic improvement on their face and body, without the need for going under the knife
 

Most patients undergo between 2 to 4 treatments scheduled on a weekly basis.

You may see visible improvement after a single session. Results will typically improve over a 3-month follow up period.


For skin tightening, the recommended number of treatments is between 2 to 4 sessions.


Treatments are usually scheduled 1-2 weeks apart

 

Vanquish

Most frequent questions and answers

The BTL Vanquish ME treatment is ideal for healthy patients that that have moderately sized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

The procedure is not intended for weight loss or a substitute for liposuction.

Please consult the BTL Vanquish ME Operator’s Manual / User’s Maniual for a complete listing of contraindications.

Electronic implanted devices?

Patients with electronic implanted devices should not allowed to try Vanquish.

Metal implants?

We don’t recommend patients with metal implants in the treated area to try Vanquish.

This is due to a possibility for the electromagnetic energy to heat the metal, which could heat and damage the surrounding tissue.

Female or Male breasts?

We do not recommend treating over male or female breasts.

Visceral fat?

Visceral fat located deep in the abdominal cavity under the muscle cannot be treated. Not enough energy penetrates deep enough to produce enough heat to cause any type of change to the fatty tissue or underlying organs.

The total treatment time should NOT exceed 45 minutes with the Cor applicator and should not exceed 30 minutes with the Flex applicator (each thigh).

The rationale is that if you treat abdomen at the beginning of the cycle, the Vanquish treatment may cause a heavier period.

This is due to heating the abdominal cavity and the resulting vasodilation.

This can cause the uterine lining to shed a little quicker than normal resulting in a heavier period.